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Server Room Fire Suppression Best Practices

Data centers must delicately balance the need for infrastructure and equipment that runs all day and maximizes uptime with the need to manage heat and fire risk associated with electronic equipment.  This is particularly true in server rooms.  Server rooms … Continue reading

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Flywheel vs. Battery UPS

Every data center utilizes a UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply – to ensure that power is always available, even in there is a power interruption.  Minimizing downtime while maximizing energy efficiency is a primary goal of any data center or … Continue reading

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Proper Maintenance and Service of UPS System is Critical to Preventing Failure

There are few things more important to a data center than continuous power.  Without it, a data center will experience prolonged downtime, significant financial loss, a damaged reputation and other damaging effects.  It is for this reason that data centers … Continue reading

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The Convergence of IT & OT in Data Centers

IT and OT – though they are two different things, the previous tendency to “divide and conquer” when it came to strategy, management and solutions is going away.  When it comes to IT and OT, their worlds are colliding inside … Continue reading

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Data Center RTOI

Technology is evolving minute by minute and data centers must work to keep up with the lightening-paced evolution.  We have discussed the Internet of Things (IOT) before – the world is becoming increasingly dependent on the internet and every day … Continue reading

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Data Center Business Continuity

Whether you operate a data center or any other business, business continuity is incredibly important.  We all think we are immune to disaster but the reality is, if you have not formed a business continuity plan for disasters, you are … Continue reading

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Controlling Rack Access for Data Center Security

Stringent security protocols are one of the most important aspects of properly running any data center.  With constant, round-the-clock advancements in technology, the focus of security protocols is often on things like cloud/cyber security, particularly because there have been any … Continue reading

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Strategies For Monitoring UPS Batteries & Preventing Failure

Aside from security, maximizing uptime is likely the top priority of just about any data center, regardless of size, industry or any other factors.  Most businesses today run on data and that data is being facilitated by a data center.  … Continue reading

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Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud

Cloud computing, in one form or another, is here and it is not going anywhere.  It is for a good many reasons – it provides easy scalability, is less expensive than expanding infrastructure to add storage, is less expensive to … Continue reading

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Do You Have a DCOI Compliance Strategy?

The recently established Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) is an important mandate for federal data centers that encourages the sharing of information to encourage optimization of infrastructure and reduce inefficiency in data centers.  Nothing is more of a hot topic … Continue reading

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